TEAMS representing a community-run leisure club are now have a sporty new look thanks to its new sponsor.

Following the threat of closure Leyburn Squash Club was saved by a small group of dedicated players who got together to ensure it didn’t happen. Re-opening last September as Leyburn Community Leisure Club, a non-profit organisation the club is open every day, offers professional coaching facilities but mostly relies on volunteers to cover reception and the bar.

Since the re-launch the club membership now stands at approximately 90. Having been very successful in the past, Leyburn still boasts several top-class players. They have five teams that compete in local leagues and competitions.

Local firm Campbells of Leyburn have now stepped-in with some assistance of their own, sponsoring the team’s strip; the men’s shirt is a bright yellow and the ladies’, dark blue.

Kath Campbell said: “As a family-run firm we have strong links to both our customers and community. I felt that it was a deserving cause and both the teams look good.”

Club committee member Amanda Adamson said: “A kind gesture like this from Campbells is just the kind of support we need to keep going; we are all very grateful.”

Leyburn Community Leisure Club is open weekdays from noon, Saturdays 10am and Sundays 2pm. To contact the club or for information ring 01969 622929 or email